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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 19
πŸ“’ Join us on 05/08 for a seminar with Assistant Professor at , Dr. Eugene Richardson, where he will discuss how he determined the true burden of during the 2014 West African crisis. Register here:
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 18
πŸ“’ Join us on 4/22 for a seminar with 's Dr. Timothy Mah to hear him discuss programming at scale. Register here:
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 16
Replying to @angela_rigden
Ongoing work: 1) how food shocks via drought/heat affect food markets. 2) understanding impact of heat on crop in Madagascar, a vulnerable ecosystem affecting a vulnerable population.
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 16
Replying to @angela_rigden
We can identify regions where small changes in temperature can lead to big changes in crop yields, and focus on those first. Improvements should include irrigation, drought resistant cultivars.
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 16
Replying to @HarvardGH
In Kenya right now, tea yields are closely tied to temperatures. Could this be changed with improved irrigation? Angela Rigden
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 16
Replying to @HarvardGH
Turns out that floods are more devastating for plant live than droughts. Rigden finds that her estimates show minimal changes with rising temps due to if we can apply optimal irrigation conditions (as is done with maize in the US)
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 16
Replying to @HarvardGH
What hydrologists geek out over: SMAP, a newish satellite that measures soil moisture globally. It can measure 5 cm deep, then Rigden and her team can estimate root zone moisture from these near surface measurements with good accuracy.
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 16
Replying to @HarvardGH
There has been an overemphasis on temperature. If you locally irrigate plants, high temps don’t make such a big difference. So Rigden is reframing the problem as water balance.
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 16
Replying to @HarvardGH
So, how do we increase crops in a changing climate? If you are a plant, what you care about is the moisture in the soil around you. Warning temps are decreasing soil moisture. Yet, it’s not measured. What is measured is air temp, seasonal precipitation. Angela Rigden
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 16
By 2050, we will need to feed about 9.8 billion people. This means a 70% increase in global food demand. Agriculture is not set up to deliver. Dr. Angela Rigden at right now
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HarvardGlobalHealth Apr 16
Join us today for our next with who will be speaking about "Achieving Food Security in a Changing Climate: The Role of Water Availability." Register Here:
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Arthur Wyns Apr 15
1. No one is immune to the impacts of 2. For the last 30 years, we have done next to nothing 3. In the last 5 years, a glimmer of hope has appaered in our approach director at worldconference on climate and health in
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Hayley Mundeva Apr 13
β€œWe need optimism to achieve the because there are a lot of pessimists knocking at our door.” Great point from to open !
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Heather Wipfli Apr 13
I love my technology but make no mistake - the pursuit of justice is not an app.
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Global Fund forWomen Apr 13
Sudanese women have been at the forefront of the nationwide protests since they began in December. Reports estimate that more than 70 percent of the protesters who have gone out into the streets are women, according to the BBC.
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Paul Summergrad Apr 13
Vikram Patel opens Global Mental Health Conference at Harvard ⁦⁩
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Paul Summergrad Apr 13
⁦⁩ Keynoting the Global Mental Health Conference ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩
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Bogdan Chiva Giurca πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ Apr 13
is the healthcare fight of our time which needs to be tackled from all angles - 's inspiring story acting as a call for action for us all πŸ‘πŸŒ
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Tiziana Leone πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Apr 13
Zeina Siam brilliant double bill on perception of quality of mat care and maternal and neonatal health in Palestine during conflict
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Amanda Glassman Apr 11
. Emergency Facility was poorly designed - happened (still happening!) & money took a long time to move - needs a rethink! (me: and no preparedness financing!!)- should be studied , need for more critical thinking
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